It's just a styrofoam block under the carpet. You can remove it.Ok, so I have a question about the 2020 changes. I'm 6'-2" tall with long legs and size 13 shoes. I would have bought a Ridgeline in a second if not for the lack of driver leg room especially for the left foot. The stupid foot rest pushes the leg back and keeps it bent. It is impossible for me to stretch out my left leg on long trips as theqre is just not enough clear foot space. This seems to be a problem on many Honda vehicles. I wish they would do away with or adjust the left drivers foot rest; and or provide just a couple inches more driver leg room. Does anyone else have this issue?